John 15:12-13 and Dr. Matthew's Passion

>> Friday, February 19, 2010

Hello all!

I'm excited to say that I've finished my second quarter finals (I'm attending Oak Brook College of Law and working to get my Paralegal Certification) so I actually have time to work on blog related items.   Maybe I'll actually deliver on my commitment to post regularly. :-)  

Several days ago, by way of Rod Dreher's blog (see left hand sidebar for link) I ran across a fabulous article/story from 2001 titled "Dr. Matthew's Passion".   It tells the story of Dr. Matthew Lukwiya, a doctor who risked his life on numerous occasions for the sake of the Gospel and the people of Northern Uganda.  Ultimately, he made the ultimate sacrifice while successfully fighting to stem the tide of an Ebola outbreak.   John 15:12-13 says: 

"This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends." (ESV)

We've all probably heard this passage expounded on numerous times from the pulpit, but trying to apply it's truth and exhortation is a tall order to say the least.   Several things can be tremendously helpful in realizing this standard of love, not least of which is seeing or reading about real life examples of this standard, and if anybody exemplified greater love it was Dr. Matthew.

It's a fantastic story that I highly recommend reading and passing along. :-)

God bless and veritas supra omnis!


Hillary February 24, 2010 at 8:05 PM  

Excellent article! A bit long, but worth every page! Thank you for sharing it. :)

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